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 Create an Alignment with Curves from Line Segments

Create an Alignment with Curves from Line Segments



Chris Fugitt, author of the Civil 3D Reminders blog, details how to use the alignment by layout to take short line segments that make up a curve and turn it into a nice alignment curve in Civil 3D.
From the Chris' YouTube Channel.
Here's the Civil 3D Reminders blog link


Chris does the initial linear segment definitions By Object for the entire alignment in one pass - a powerful thing to know in Civil 3D.

Notice how newer versions of Civil 3D allow us to employ changes to Tangency Constraints to remove Best Fit data from the curves.
If you still get stuck, you can always employ LandXML out and in to remove the Best Fit data from the alignment definition.
This is a more common problem if you Best Fit an entire alignment or profile in Civil 3D.


 Objects by Region in Dynamo for Civil 3D

Objects by Region in Dynamo for Civil 3D



Ben Wardell of Autodesk walks through the details of how to modify an existing Dynamo for Civil 3D 2020 example script to add guardrail details to a corridor.
In this case the script adds 3D Blocks and generates a 3D solids to represent the guardrail details.
From the Autodesk Infrastructure Channel Videos.


Technically, the guardrails are not added by Region but by the Marked Point Codes applied to the Assemblies assigned to Regions on the Baseline.
The generation of the Polycurve by the Code Block is worth paying careful attention to. This then generates a lofted surface and the 3D solid railing. Could you use an external file and a Code Block?

Videos in this series


 Create a Subassembly from a Polyline

Create a Subassembly from a Polyline



Mark Schnesk steps through how to create a simple corridor subassembly from a polyline and add codes to the various points, links and shapes in Civil 3D.
See Mark Schnesk's AKN page
Visit the Seiler Design Solutions YouTube page
See the Seiler Design Solutions blog.